There are over 1,500 trained Union Learning Reps in Scotland.

Scottish Union Learning

Statement of Purpose

Scottish Union Learning supports trade unions in accessing skills and lifelong learning opportunities that contribute to collective prosperity, fairness and equality, for workers across Scotland. Scottish Union Learning is part of the STUC.

This website is a dedicated resource for trade unions and Union Learning Representatives in Scotland.

Within this site you can find lots of information on lifelong learning and skills. Check out the News section for the latest and greatest from trade unions and Scottish Union Learning. If you are looking for support in specific areas, you may wish to visit the Everyday Skills section or the Highlands and Islands section.

If you have an idea for another resource you think we should include or develop, let us know!

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Modern ApprenticeshipToolkit

Download a copy of the refreshed Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit, with case studies, published in April 2014. View the Scottish Union Learning Modern Apprenticeship Section


Latest News

Highlands and Islands Union Learners Stay the Course

22nd December 2014

Distance was no barrier to success for a group of 15 workers from across the Highlands and Islands who successfully completed a Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management through their trades union this month. The HNC-level qualification was sponsored by Scottish Union Learning, supported by the European Social Fund, and was aimed at helping workers gain qualifications to improve their job prospects.

Scottish Government Launches Digital Unions Project at Scottish Union Learning Conference

18th November 2014

At the Scottish Union Learning Conference today (18 November 2014) the Scottish Government launched the Digital Unions project, which the STUC will run until March 2015, with potential for further funding to follow for the next two years.

2014 Learner of the Year Announced

18th November 2014

Scottish Union Learning, which is part of the Scottish TUC, has announced that the 4th Annual Learner of the Year is Alasdair Maclean, a Communication Workers Union (CWU) member and Postal Worker at the Glasgow Royal Mail Centre in Springburn. Alasdair was chosen as the 2014 Learner of the Year because of his strong commitment to learning, despite his physical difficulties caused by Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Union Learning Develops Scotland’s Workforce

17th November 2014

In the last of the Scottish TUC’s big conferences this year, trade union members from across Scotland will come together in Dundee on Tuesday, 18 November 2014, to explore the theme ‘Developing Scotland’s Workforce’. This national conference will bring together more than 150 representatives from 20 trade unions.

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2013 Scottish Union Learning Annual Report is Now Available

The 2013 Scottish Union Learning Annual Report is now available to download online. You can read about the latest achievements of trade unions in lifelong learning and everyday skills. View the Scottish Union Learning Annual Report